Sights & Attractions in São Paulo


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Name Category Location
Casa das Rosas
Peek into the Paulista's past at one of the...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
Catedral da Sé
The imposing, 14-tower neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé...
Religious Sites Centro
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
The greenhouse-size skylight of this cultural...
Museums / Galleries Centro
Centro Cultural FIESP–Ruth Cardoso
Adorned with LED lights, the cultural center's...
Museums / Galleries Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
Centro da Cultura Judaica
A short cab or metro trip northwest of Avenida...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
Convento e Santuário São Francisco
One of the city's best-preserved Portuguese...
Religious Sites Centro
Edifício Copan
The architect of this serpentine apartment and...
Local Interest–Sight, Architectural Sites Centro
Edifício Itália
To catch the astounding view from atop the...
Viewpoints, Restaurants Centro
Edifício Martinelli
Amid São Paulo's modern 1950s-era skyscrapers,...
Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites, Viewpoints Centro
Feira do Bixiga
Strolling through this flea market is a favorite...
Museums / Galleries Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
Fundação Maria Luisa e Oscar Americano
A beautiful, quiet private wooded estate is the...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Elsewhere in Sao Paulo
Instituto Butantan
In 1888 a Brazilian scientist, with the aid of...
Museums / Galleries Elsewhere in Sao Paulo
Instituto Itaú Cultural
Maintained by Itaú, one of Brazil's largest...
Arts / Performance Venues Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
Instituto Tomie Ohtake
The futuristic green, pink, and purple...
Museums / Galleries Elsewhere in Sao Paulo
Jardim Botânico
A great spot for a midday picnic, the Botanical...
Gardens / Arboretums Elsewhere in Sao Paulo
Mercado Municipal
The city's first grocery market, this huge 1928...
Markets / Bazaars Centro
Mosteiro de São Bento
The German architect Richard Berndl designed this...
Religious Sites Centro
Museu da Imigração Japonesa
The three-floor Museum of Japanese Immigration...
Museums / Galleries Liberdade
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)
A striking low-rise building elevated on two...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
Museu de Arte Moderna
More than 4,500 paintings, installations,...
Museums / Galleries Parque Ibirapuera
Museu de Arte Sacra
If you can't get to Bahia or Minas Gerais during...
Museums / Galleries Centro
Museu do Ipiranga
The oldest museum in town, Museu Paulista da...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites Elsewhere in Sao Paulo
A spacecraft-like building that's pure Oscar...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Parque Ibirapuera
Parque Trianon
Created in 1892 as a showcase for local...
Parks Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
Parque Zoológico de São Paulo
The 200-acre São Paulo Zoo has more than 3,200...
Zoos / Aquariums Elsewhere in Sao Paulo
Pateo do Collegio / Museu Padre Anchieta
São Paulo was founded by the Jesuits José de...
Religious Sites Centro
Pavilhão da Bienal
In even-numbered years this pavilion hosts the...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado
The highlights of the State Art Gallery's...
Museums / Galleries Centro
Brazil's first planetarium when it opened in...
Observatories / Planetariums Parque Ibirapuera
Praça da Sé
Two major metro lines cross under the busy...
Squares Centro
Praça Liberdade
To experience the eclectic cultural mix that...
Markets / Bazaars, Squares Liberdade
Solar da Marquesa de Santos
This 18th-century manor house was bought by...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Historic Districts / Sites Centro
Teatro Municipal
Inspired by the Paris Opéra, the Municipal...
Arts / Performance Venues Centro
Viveiro Manequinho Lopes
Pau-brasil, the tree for which Brazil was named...
Gardens / Arboretums Parque Ibirapuera


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